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World’s Largest Wind Turbine Tower Manufacturing Plant Plans to Create 850 New Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado
CS Wind America recently broke ground on the world’s largest wind turbine tower manufacturing plant. The three-phase construction plan to expand the existing site will span 900,000 square feet when completed and will employ 1,500 people. With the addition of 850 new jobs, the expansion will make the plant one of the largest employers in Pueblo, Colorado.
CS Wind, based in South Korea, invested in the site after purchasing it from Denmark-based Vestas in August 2021. Focused on empowering innovative clean energy solutions, CS Wind is the largest
wind turbine manufacturer in the world, specializing
in onshore tower manufacturing from start to finish. Additional investment in the facility is made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which includes tax incentives for clean energy projects. President Joe Biden passed the IRA in part to “build American clean energy supply chains” and “create clean energy jobs,” both of which CS Wind is doing by expanding this facility.
Leading design and construction of the expansion is Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned engineering, architecture and construction firm, with offices in Denver, across the country and around the world.
 Project Updates
 GH Phipps Construction Companies Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Walsh School District PK-12 School
GH Phipps Construction Companies joined in the recent celebration of the groundbreaking for the new $25.3 million Walsh School District PK-12 school. The event, which marked the start of construction of the new school, included local officials, partner representatives and community members, as well as Superintendent and Walsh Junior and Senior High School Principal Corey Weiss and Walsh School Board President Tim Hume.
GH Phipps is serving as the general contractor for the project. Diversified Consulting Solutions is the owner’s representative and Wold Architects and Engineers is
the architect. Additionally, the project is being built in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education
BEST grant program. The district was awarded the BEST Grant in 2021, following multiple applications, for nearly $34 million.
The new 34,200-square-foot building will include updated learning environments, offices, a kitchen, and a cafeteria. The new school takes the place of the district’s currently aging facilities, many of which have become challenging and costly to maintain. The new facility will be constructed on the southern half of the current Jr./Sr. high school site, and the existing elementary and high school buildings will remain in place and operational during construction. Construction is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2024.
Narrate Companies Breaks Ground on 78-Unit Boutique Urban Apartment Community
OZ Architecture, an international architecture, planning and design firm based in Denver, together with developer Narrate Companies, and general contractor MCP Group, broke ground recently on Frameline, a
new 78-unit high-efficiency apartment development at 4225 E Hale Parkway. Nestled between the historic Hale neighborhood and the vibrant 9+CO redevelopment, Frameline achieves practicality with modern design tailored to meet growing demand from the area’s predominantly medical workforce.
At 100,665 gross square feet, Frameline will feature a mix of urban one- and two-bedroom units, ample tenant storage, a dog spa, a 1,700-square-foot fitness center and an elevated community room with a complimentary
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outdoor living space overlooking Hale Parkway. Frameline’s public amenities spaces all encourage engagement within the surrounding residential and fast- growing neighborhoods, providing an active environment along the historic boulevard and bicycle routes.
Inviting outdoor amenities envisioned by Dig Studio include a living green wall, elevated gardens and a biophilic front porch line the historic Hale Parkway. In addition to OZ Architecture, partners on the project include TRIO, Fortis Structural, ILC Lighting, MDP Engineers and Group 14.
The project is slated for completion in 2025. |

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